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Chromosome Dynamics (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar


May 25-26, 2013


Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco
Lucca (Barga), Italy


Rahul Thadani

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Chromosome Dynamics is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is to provide a collegial atmosphere for young scientists to discuss unpublished work on mechanistic aspects of bacterial, archaeal and eukaryotic genome organization. The meeting will cover a wide range of topics in chromosome biology, including DNA architecture, recombination, replication, repair, segregation and transcription.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Chromosome Dynamics" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:30 pm - 4:30 pmArrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmKeynote Presentation: Meiotic Recombination
Discussion Leader: Julie Cooper (Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, United Kingdom)
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmScott Keeney (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)
"Controlling the number and location of meiotic double-strand breaks"
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmDiscussion
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session I
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmChromosomal Organization and Interactions
Discussion Leaders: Frank Uhlmann (Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, United Kingdom) and Anna Sliva (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
5:30 pm - 5:50 pmKarl Duderstadt (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
"Single replication machines at work: the coordination of daughter strand synthesis"
5:50 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pm - 6:20 pmShigeki Nagai (Stanford University School of Medicine)
"Transcribing native chromatin in vitro"
6:20 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 6:50 pmAlexander Benke (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
"Super-resolution microscopy reveals sub-diffraction higher-order chromatin organization and dynamics in living cells"
6:50 pm - 7:00 pmDiscussion
7:00 pm - 7:20 pmMorten Kjos (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
"Passive and active mechanisms drive chromosome segregation in Streptococcus pneumoniae"
7:20 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amMeiotic Chromosomes
Discussion Leaders: Bodo Stern (Harvard FAS Center for Systems Biology) and Karl Duderstadt (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
9:00 am - 9:20 amOfer Rog (University of California, Berkeley/Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
"In vivo visualization of chromosome synapsis in C. elegans"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amKimberly Collins (Stowers Institute For Medical Research)
"Corolla encodes a central element protein within the Drosophila Synaptonemal Complex"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amAlfonso Fernandez-Alvarez (Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, United Kingdom)
"The telomere bouquet controls SUN-domain protein accumulation and centrosome activity during meiosis"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amSarah Zanders (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
"How to cheat at sex and win: meiotic drive in fission yeast"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:45 pmPerspectives on Science Careers
Discussion Leader: Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmJulie Cooper (Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, United Kingdom)
"Careers in Academia"
1:50 pm - 2:10 pmBodo Stern (Harvard FAS Center for Systems Biology)
"Careers in Science Publishing"
2:10 pm - 2:45 pmDiscussion
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.
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